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Recycling Charity Clears Up the Confusion Around Plastics

Saturday, 14 July 2018 13:21:20 Europe/London

The charity RECOUP has joined forces with Norfolk Waste Partnership to develop a campaign to show how clothing can be made from recycled plastic bottles.  Students from Norfolk were asked to get creative and design items of clothing that could be made from polyester which comes from PET bottles, 9 finalists were chosen and were given materials to create their idea. 

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Posted By Michelle

Opticians Introduces the UK's First Contact Lens Recycling Scheme

Friday, 13 July 2018 13:14:49 Europe/London

When it comes to recycling, contact lenses may not be high up on the list, but with millions of people in the UK wearing contact lenses this equates to a lof of plastic waste.  Valli Opticians has introduced a contact lens recycling scheme across their 14 practices, the lenses are collected and then sent to TerraCycle who sort them into different materials.

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Posted in How To Recycle By Michelle

Is Landfill or Incineration the Solution for Waste Plastics

Friday, 13 April 2018 10:33:00 Europe/London

With China banning the importing of some recycling, many countries are now stuck with the dilemma with how to dispose recyclable waste, especially with plastics.  2 Options are send them to landfill which are slowly filling up, or incinerating, which causes damage to the atmosphere.  

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Posted By Adam

UK Plastics Recycling is Exaggerated by a Third

Saturday, 17 March 2018 16:18:51 Europe/London

The UK packaging industry has been accused of exaggerating how much of its plastic gets recycled.  In a recent report it has been stated that packaging firms only contribute a small amount of its substantial waste management bill.  The government are still facing calls for a deposit return scheme but face opposition from packaging industry firms.  

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27% of Councils Don't Recycle Plastics

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 11:07:47 Europe/London

Despite councils and England needing to hit recycling targets, 27% of councils are still not recycling plastics like tubs, pots and foot trays.  The Recycling Association say that people are trying to do their bit but a lackadaisical attitude from the councils is not helping the situaton.  

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